Does your gold jewellery need a bit of a clean? Don’t worry Rock C Jewellers have our top tips for cleaning your gold.
What to Avoid?
Because of gold jewellery’s high chance of tarnish, there are a couple specific substances to avoid.
Soap: Steer clear of any soap with unknown ingredients. Basic blue Dawn dish soap is fine, but remove your gold jewellery before showering to avoid accumulating a film from other body washes.
Chlorine: Chlorine, especially at high temperatures like in a hot tub, can permanently damage or discolour your gold jewellery. Remember to remove it when cleaning with chlorine bleach, too!
While pure gold does not tarnish, almost all gold jewellery is an alloy, as mentioned above. Depending on the percentage of other metals mixed with the gold, there is chance for tarnish. Better safe than sorry!
When Not To Where Your Gold Jewellery?
Gold jewellery is fragile and important to the wearer, certain occasions are situations when you should take your jewellery off:
Cleaning the house, to avoid contact with any cleaning products as mentioned above soap is a substance to avoid
Rapid temperature changes such as from a spa treatment
Swimming again will include Chlorine which is a substance to avoid.
If your favourite piece of gold jewellery doesn’t looks as good as it used to, it’s time to start cleaning!
Visiting Rock C Jewellers
While the method described above is the best way to clean your gold jewelry at home, there’s no substitute for visiting your jeweller for a professional cleaning.
Rock C Jewellers is a family business based in Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter for more than five generations. we know the proper procedures depending on the specific type of gemstone and metal.